Question: I’m really worried about having a hysterectomy. I don’t know anybody that has had one and am frightened by the thought of having everything removed as I have heard such negative stories.
Answer: Firstly let me reassure you that it is perfectly normal to feel worried, and even frightened by the prospect of a hysterectomy so you are certainly not alone in that. Secondly, it is important to remember that every woman’s experience of hysterectomy is unique to her and whilst others can give you the benefit of their experience, it is not necessarily going to be the same as yours. How you experience a hysterectomy will depend on a huge range of factors that may, or may not, be within your control.
To help you feel more confident that you are making the right decision whether to have surgery or not, I would recommend reading as much information as you possibly can from the website and then joining in on the forums where you can talk to other women who are going through exactly the same thing you are right now.